How to Sync Files between PC and USB Thumb Drive?

Ads by Google

Got a USB Pen Drive? They’re great for backups. Do you carry files across in USB drives? It might sometimes be exhausting to copy files and folders to and from your hard drive and USB Stick. There’s an easy way to sync files between your hard disk and USB Flash Drive. Here’s how:

    1. Download SyncToy and install it.

    2. Run SyncToy from the Start Menu

    3. You’ll now have to create a Folder Pair

    4. Choose a Left Folder (this is a folder on your PC’s hard disk) and a Right Folder (this points to your removable USB Pen Drive)

    Sync files and folders from PC to USB Drive

    5. Choose a Synchronization Method. This could be anything from:

  • Synchronize: Two Way Synchronization (left to right as well as right to left).
  • Echo: Transfer happens Left to Right. Renames and Deletes are also synced from left to right.
  • Contribute: Left to Right Syncing. Renames are done on right with left as the source. No Deletions occur.
    Sync and Copy files from PC Hard Drive to USB Pen Drive

    6. In the window that appears, click on Run to start the Syncing Process. In case you want to be able to preview the changes that’ll be done, use the ‘Preview’ option to have a look at the upcoming actions that’ll be taken.

    synctoyfinal.jpg

So that’s how you sync files between your PC’s hard drive and USB Pen Drive. Should come really handy, I hope.

Join live MakeUseOf Groups on Grouvi App Join live Groups on Grouvi
Windows Troubleshooting
Windows Troubleshooting
29 Members
Windows_10
Windows_10
36 Members
Windows Hacks & Customization
Windows Hacks & Customization
48 Members
Best Windows Software
Best Windows Software
31 Members
Ads by Google
Comments (21)
  • Razo

    Same here…I need to find a software that I can install on the flash drive not in the computer. Any suggestions?

  • arul

    Please let me know how to install synctoy on my flash drive.

    I’ve installed synctoy on my computer and backup to my flash drive, but I can’t use it at work (since I can’t install a program there). I would like to install it on my flash drive, but haven’t been able to.

    Thanks,
    arul

  • Scoutmagazine

    I have been useing AllwaySync’n’Go was looking for somting else to try. I’m not into pying $29 for that program when I can only use it on one drive nd 1 PC at a time.

  • Robin

    Does anyone know how to sync/backup a single file as opposed to a full folder? I am doing it using FEBE firefox extension but a standalone utility would be appreciated!

  • Tom Markham

    I solved half of my dilemma: Firefox (Mozilla) has an experimental product, “Weave” that does a wonderful job of syncing nearly all of the Firefox files over the web. Just load it into two separate computers – the process is very easy and user-friendly. Now I still need help locating the files in Thunderbird so I can sync them.

Load 10 more
Affiliate Disclamer

This review may contain affiliate links, which pays us a small compensation if you do decide to make a purchase based on our recommendation. Our judgement is in no way biased, and our recommendations are always based on the merits of the items.

For more details, please read our disclosure.
Affiliate Disclamer

This review may contain affiliate links, which pays us a small compensation if you do decide to make a purchase based on our recommendation. Our judgement is in no way biased, and our recommendations are always based on the merits of the items.

For more details, please read our disclosure.